The Eastern League Roundtripper: September 19

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  • Congratulations to the Akron Rubber Ducks who claimed their second Eastern League championship in the last five years with a three-game sweep of the Trenton Thunder.
  • After eight seasons as the Altoona Curve’s General Manager, Rob Egan is leaving for the same position with the Charlotte Knights, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
  • Dusty Wathan will take the reins at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2017 ending his five-year run in Reading that saw the 43-year-old become the winningest manager in team history.
  • More good news for the RubberDucks as the Cleveland Indians renewed their Player Development Contract with Akron through the 2020 season. That means every Eastern League team will remain with the same affiliation for at least the next two years.
  • The Hartford stadium saga continues as a report revealed several issues with Dunkin’ Donuts Park, including structural problems, water damage, and errors in certain installations. The Yard Goats are scheduled to play their first home game in 2017 on Thursday, April 13.

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